Belinda Goldsmith

Gloria Estefan pitches in for star event to help U.S. nurses

Nov 10 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan, the sight of nurses around the world putting their lives at risk to fight COVID-19 with limited resources brought back memories of nursing her invalid father as a teenager in Cuba.

'Women in White' from Belarus protest globally for peace and new vote

Aug 17 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dressed in white and carrying flowers, Belarusian women have taken to the streets in an unprecedented show of female solidarity to call for President Alexander Lukashenko to quit, urging other women at home and abroad to join them.

UK police call in watchdog over stop-and-search of two Black athletes

Jul 07 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - London's police force referred itself on Tuesday to an independent watchdog following widespread complaints about the treatment of two Black athletes pulled over in their car.

Actress Mira Sorvino calls for action on pimps, buying sex to end trafficking

Mar 05 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood actress Mira Sorvino called on Thursday for more action to be taken against pimps and men buying sex in a bid to end sex trafficking, voicing fears that online pornography and grooming of vulnerable targets were fuelling the problem.

How Gigi Gorgeous and the Gettys are pushing LGBT+ at Davos

Jan 25 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - G ay power couple Gigi Gorgeous, a transgender YouTube star, and her wife Nats Getty are clear about why they were in Davos in the Swiss Alps for the annual meeting of the global elite - to ensure LGBT+ rights were on the agenda.

Equality won't happen by itself, says Finnish PM

Jan 23 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin called on Thursday for governments and companies to do more to ensure women were treated fairly, saying equality would not happen by itself.

Indian women lawmakers face abuse as global online violence rises

Jan 23 2020

NEW DELHI/DAVOS, Switzerland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 100 Indian women politicians faced abuse, including rape and death threats, on social media during elections last year, with researchers on Thursday raising concerns over rising online violence against women globally.

Now China's top transgender star eyes politics

Jan 22 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China's best known transgender celebrity says she never aspired to be an LGBT+ activist but now Jin Xing has an eye on politics, saying she has the power and presence to help society.

The Dutch businessman on a mission to unite companies over climate change

Jan 22 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - While global leaders take to the stage at Davos in the Swiss Alps, one of the world's most prominent businessmen is busy behind the scenes - trying to bring together the heads of major companies to tackle climate change and inequality.

Banana ban and meatless menus, but how green is Davos summit?

Jan 21 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Canadian vegan chef Doug McNish was invited to cook for the annual gathering of the world's elite in the Swiss Alps, he was taken by surprise - then quickly signed up.

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